European Stocks Set to Soar at the Open

European Stocks

European stocks are expected to start the new trading week far higher, despite extensive concerns over the newly discovered omicron Covid variant. The U.K.’s FTSE index is seen opening 97 points higher at 7,137, Germany’s DAX 191 points higher at 15,437, France’s CAC 40 up 99 points at 6,824 and Italy’s FTSE MIB up 324 points at 26,167, according to data from IG.

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Dow Jones Set to Bounce, Helped By Gains in J&J Shares

Dow Jones

U.S. stock futures rose Friday, helped by premarket strength in Dow Jones component Johnson & Johnson on plans to split into two companies. The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 rebounded Thursday. But the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell for a third straight session, pulled down by Disney’s 7% decline on disappointing quarterly results. Dow stock Disney was modestly higher in Friday’s premarket.

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